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VA - Counseling- Educational and Vocational Counseling

Program Description
Educational and Vocational Counseling can help you—

* Assess your vocational interests, aptitues and abilities
* Explore vocational career opportunities
* Select an appropriate vocational goal
* Address barriers that may impede success in training or employment
* Develop educational program objectives

General Program Requirements
In order to be considered for this benefit program, you must be—

  • A transitioning servicemember who is within six months of discharge from active duty, OR
  • A veteran who has been out of service less than a year (Your discharge must have been under other than dishonorable conditions.) OR
  • A veteran or reservist who is eligible for educational assistance under one of the education programs sponsored by VA or the Defense Department (Chapters 30, 32, 1606 or 1607), OR
A spouse or child of a service-connected veteran or a person who died on active duty—if you qualify for Dependents Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)

Application Process
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

You can find more information about Vocational and Educational Counseling at this address: OR < a href=””>

You can apply using VA Form 28-8832, Application for Vocational Educational Counseling. It’s available for downloading at:

Or you can call:


Managing Agency
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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